Richard Jack Speights

December 13, 1933 ~ September 18, 2016

Richard “Jack” Speights, 82, of Sulphur passed away on September 18, 2016. Jack was born in Crystal Springs, MS in 1933. He was a graduate of Mississippi State and LSU. Jack taught chemistry and was a coach for Sulphur High for over 20 years. He led the Lady Tors to a State Championship in girls basketball, and his Sulphur Tor boys golf teams won two State Championships. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was an Elder of Mission Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends at Frasch Park where on many occasions he shot under his age. He also served as President of the Men’s Golf Association.

Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Speights of Sulphur; his children, Lesa Speights Pritchard and husband Dean, Theresa Speights Guillory and husband Larry all of Humble, TX, Jackie Speights Breaux and husband Dan of Sulphur, and Richard “Ric” Speights, Jr. and wife Julie of Lake Charles; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelma and Ruil Speights and his in-laws, Percy and Myrtice Hutton.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6 P.M. in Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive on Thursday from 4 P.M. until time of the celebration.

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  1. It is with deepest sympathy and condolences that I’m feeling in my heart for all of you. May the wonderful memories of "Coach" get you through these sad days ahead. May God Bless and Comfort each of you, today, tomorrow and always. Love Gwen

  2. Rick , Julie ( as well as the entire family ) Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. Unfortunately, I did not have the honor of meeting such a man, but to know Ric's heart, to me, says something about the man, husband , father & grandfather he was. ROMANS 8:38

  3. My heartfelt condolences to the family! May God's love and healing comfort y'all during this painful loss! R.I.P. Coach Speights! GOD Bless Y'all!

  4. Very sorry for your loss. Coach Speights was someone that kids looked up to and he made an impact on my life. You and your family are in my prayers.

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